Community colleges require some students to take remedial classes due to low standardized test scores; however, this requirement harms undergraduates more than it benefits them. Remedial classes are non-credit courses, which means that the students being forced to take them are not receiving any credit for their work. Ironically, undergraduates must pay for courses that may not even be necessary. In “Revamping Community Colleges to Improve Graduation Rates,” Alina Tugend (2016) states, “Four years of data have shown that those who were placed in the higher-level classes ‘were succeeding just as well as those who had to go through development,’ Mr. Oakley said” (para. 17).
The nuts and bolts, as he puts it, will be learned on the job. While in school, students should learn about the profession as a whole and not worry too much about operational skills. In addition, learn about every aspect of librarianship, that information can be transferable to any area of librarianship. His advice is to take the fun and interesting classes which will help in the long term as one matures in the profession. Most importantly, his number one advice for MLS students was to get library experience.
Many choose to get into a college a easier way by getting a scholarship to pay less. There are many ways to get a scholarship like a sports scholarship, or a scholarship for being good in academics. Some get loans, but then later have to pay them back, which is more harder for people. In the article "What Makes College a Good Value?" by Jeremy Alder the author states,"Part of the quandary for many is that according to statistics, higher education leads to far greater earning opportunities" ( Alder, 1).
Although people may argue that a person can take care of the debt faster the person may not have the ability to do so. Some colleges are charging the tuition price of a big name college when they are not as well known and the degree may not go very far. Recently students are (taking on more debt) than they can pay and end up not being able to pay them off (Hacker and Schlesinger). When students graduate college most of them will have debt that they have to pay and many of them can’t pay it off. In highschool people and teachers stress that students need to go to college and it can (cause a sense of panic) in the highschool students (crawford).
After I am able to drive, I decided to go back to school to get a degree. I surprised they let me take ESL test when I came to school. I heard from my husband there just have placement test, and I thought English could not improve in a short period, so I decided focus study math. Without surprised, even I felt the ESL test not hard, but I still failed. I felt upset, blamed my husband, and complained school did not give me chance retest in a long time.
From the time students reach junior high, they’re constantly told that they’re supposed to know what their plan is after high school. Many students who don’t have a plan, are constantly reminded that they need to have their whole life figured out before they graduate high school. In “College Pressures” by William Zinsser, the author brings the issues of education systems to light and the unintended stress being brought upon students as a result. Having a deeper insight into his students academic fears, Zinsser uses this to his advantage by connecting to his readers. To better articulate the pressures put onto students, the essay transitions into letters of hopeless students slipped under the dean’s door at 4 A.M. Students who have papers, assignments, and tests all due the next day are full of fear and anxiety that their grades won’t be what they’ve imagined.
You need to be able to want to learn and be willing to put in extra work to understand better. All of that doesn't work if you don't have direction. The classes you take and the work you do should always put you one step closer to your end goal, whatever that end goal might be. So all in all, not the easiest thing to do. I know for myself, I lack in the motivation department and in asking questions.
Recently, higher education in the United States has been attacked and degraded. In the book How College Works, authors Daniel Chambliss and Christopher Takacs claim, “As state support has eroded, and as more students attend college in an increasingly desperate attempt to find viable jobs, the price to students of attending an institution of higher education has gone up, especially at more selective institutions” (172). These claims against higher education have caused several people to question if college is even worth going through and paying for. Caroline Bird’s excerpt from her book Case Against College “Where College Fails Us” is an adequately written article that agrees with those who question whether or not college is a good investment.
The financial burdens that college leaves with the families and students needs to be addressed as student loans keep racking up over time. The cost of tuition for colleges has risen drastically over the years and has bounded students to only one or two college choices to choose from and at some points tearing away the opportunity to go to their dream college. However, one reason college has driven up in price is because the value it brings with it’s degrees, but it should not limit those who can not afford the worthy degree. College should be cheaper as it will ease financial burdens and broaden the choices of those wanting to attend
Juggling school and finding a source of income is a prominent issue amongst undergraduates, and it is one of the main reasons that excessive amounts of undergraduates are dropping out of community college. Of course, anything adding to the dropout rate is a serious issue and should be solved appropriately and quickly. Politicians and other important leaders in the United States of America are implementing laws and bills that will benefit undergraduates who are striving to pay for their education. Tugend writes, “Bills are pending in congressional committees to carry out President Obama’s America’s College Promise proposal to make community colleges free to responsible high school graduates.” These bills will drastically help college students who cannot afford to pay for their education. I believe rewarding optimal behavior of undergraduates will not only assist them in paying for college, but I also believe it will make them want to continue to perform well.
This introduces a problem because writing is supposed to be a developmental process. In school, teachers always stressed the importance of having a rough draft, or even multiple drafts, before turning in your final copy. However, with the SAT, you are no longer able to do this because “state assessment of writing has revitalized the traditional five-paragraph essay at the expense of authentic expression” (Thomas par. 7). Instead, the SAT causes one to completely change the form of a traditional high school essay.
An issue that could arise is a major adjustment in my study habits. Currently, my study habits may not be disciplined enough to achieve the grades I desire on a college level. Although this awakening might be harsh, it would force me to develop proper habits, preparing me for college two years in advance. Although the preparation that the Ohio State Academy would grant me is a strong reason to attend, the primary reason for my application is its intrinsic value. Although my high school offers a solid catalog of AP or CCP courses, the classes offered do not allow me to further my education in my fields of interest.
While attending classes for education when I was younger, I came to the realization that I did not want to become a teacher. Since I was working many hours and trying to get ahead financially, I decided to drop out of school. In hindsight, a better choice would have been to switch to a Liberal Arts degree. I have explained to my son that if I had completed any degree when I was younger, it would only be necessary for me to attend a few classes in order to receive a certificate instead of starting over from the beginning. He has witnessed the difficulties that I face trying to juggle an already hectic schedule with completing my schoolwork.
I agree with this article. For-profit colleges help people in their education in a lot of different ways. However, many people earn a degree to get a job. If the debt that they procure while doing so is more money than that which the degree can help pay off, that degree will have lost its meaning. Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus support this argument in their article “Are Colleges Worth the Price of Admission?” when they criticize colleges for not focusing on the right priorities to aid undergraduate learning.
Another reason from Carey 's Argument“The federal government has every right to regulate the billions of taxpayer dollars it is pouring into the pockets of for-profit shareholders. (para 11) “The sooner abusive colleges are prevented from loading students with crushing debt in exchange for low-value degrees, the better.”. As for profit schools have there good things they also have the bad as you go to a for profit school you get loans which you think you can pay back soon but you don 't because those loans get higher with interest. Carey point this out in his argument in a “number of students are having a hard time paying back loans any recruiters ' induce students to take out huge loans for nearly worthless degrees” (para5). In the article by Clark, Jane Bennett even point out that a Senate hearing on revenue driven universities circulated reports of shady enrolling works on, including deluding planned understudies about occupation and compensation prospects.